Casing for Apple iPad Pro leaks, revealing possible cutouts for four speakers

Apple has found religion. After seeing how raising the screen size on the Apple iPhone could put a charge into demand, Apple plans on doing it all over again with the Apple iPad. It is a simple mathematical process. Going from a 4-inch screen on the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c, to a 4.7-inch display on the Apple iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch glass on the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, helped Apple ship a whopping 74.5 million iPhone units for its first fiscal quarter. That was up from 51 million units shipped the previous year.

So now that Apple has come to understand that a larger screen means more sales, which means more money, it apparently is close to introducing a 12.3-inch or 12.9-inch tablet called the Apple iPad Pro. The slate could be offered with an optional stylus. The current flagship iPad, the Apple iPad Air 2, features a 9.7-inch display.

On Friday morning, a photo of what is allegedly the casing for the iPad Pro leaked. The photo is said to come from a reliable source, and the most interesting feature are the four cutouts by each corner. These could be reserved for four speaker grills. Other cutouts can be seen for the Lightning port, the rear camera, standby button and volume rocker.

With the Apple Watch now penciled in for an April launch, perhaps the Apple iPad Pro will be unveiled in March and will share a launch date with Apple's first smartwatch.

source: NWE (translated) via BGR

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